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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, August 29, 2015

First Place!!!

Last night, when I returned from the art show, I had no internet! This morning, I had no internet.  Tonight - I have internet - go figure!

I was honored to receive First Place at the Riverside Art Center's annual juried show last night.  It  was for a painting of a vintage truck which belonged to a young man in Illinois who had plans, along with his twin brother, to restore it. Unfortunately and tragically, Garrett Rinehart, the young man, was killed in a tragic accident in Chicago and he never was able to realize his dream - I named the painting " Garrett's Dream!"  

The painting is a transparent watercolor painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed Arches watercolor paper.

Thank you to the jurors and to Riverside Art Center for this honor.


RH Carpenter said...

Congratulations, Barb :)

Maywyn Studio said...

Congratulations! Beautiful name for your painting.

CrimsonLeaves said...

I too like the name of the painting and the testament to this man. It is a beautiful piece, and many congratulations are due to you for your award. Well done, Barb!!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Rhonda and Thanks Maywyn Studio.

Barb Sailor said...

Thank you, Sherry. He was a very upstanding young man, a good man who didn't deserve to die so young. It was a real tragedy.

Ginny Stiles said...

Wow and Woo Hoo!
Love the painting and so so happy for your recognition.
Great job.

Ignacio Avalos Rodriguez said...

Well deserved!